Micky, Mike and Davy find that Peter and all their neighbors have been hypnotized by their Television sets. The Evil Wizard Glick is using an alien Frodis to control people's minds through his machines (such as the Freeble Energizer) and plans to take over the world. Worst of all, The Monkees are prohibited by law to change into their Monkeemen alter ego's and even the chant Micky learned from a cereal box-top backfires on them.
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The first piece of music heard in this episode is a snippet of "Good Morning, Good Morning" from the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles were such fans of the show that when they learned the Monkees wished to use this track, they graciously licensed it free of charge, with no royalties owed. This was the only time the Beatles allowed any of their recordings to be used in a film or TV show royalty-free. This was also the first time a licensed Beatles song was heard on a Prime Time television program. See more
This is incredible. I feel as if I though I were being compelled to move by a chant from the transcendental meditations of an Indian Mystic.
No Peter, it's a chant I got with a cereal box-top.
[cut to Micky and Mike in Eastern garb
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, it's working, it's working...
How do you know, how do you know?
I saw the last scene... I saw the last scene...
References The Wizard of Oz
Zor and Zam
Written by John & Bill Chadwick
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by The Monkees See more